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  1. Pro Football Hall of Fame launches healthcare initiative for former players

    The Pro Football Hall of Fame has teamed with a network of health systems, physician groups and providers to establish a healthcare initiative for former NFL players.
  2. Dr. Michael Wang performs complex scoliosis surgery with AR system

    Michael Wang, MD, professor of neurological surgery and chief of neurosurgery at UHealth Tower in Miami, is reportedly the first spine surgeon in Florida to perform a procedure using augmented reality, South Florida Hospital News reports.
  3. New robotic software used at Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center for first time

    Neurosurgeon Raymond Walkup, MD, performed Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery's first surgery with the Globus Spine 1.1 Interbody Solutions System on Oct. 8.

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  1. US expected to resume coronavirus vaccine trial halted by spinal disorder

    AstraZeneca is expected to get the green light to continue its COVID-19 vaccine trial in the U.S. this week after a spinal disorder put it on hold for more than a month.
  2. Virginia multispecialty group opens 8-physician spine center

    Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group has opened a spine center with locations in Williamsburg and Newport News, Va.
  3. Healthgrades' 100 best hospitals for joint replacement in 2021

    Healthgrades published its 2021 Specialty Excellence Awards on Oct. 20 covering 16 service lines, including the top hospitals for joint replacement.
  4. Spinal implant, devices market projected to hit $15B+ in 2027 — 5 insights

    The worldwide spinal implant and devices market is expected to reach $15.05 billion in value in 2027, according to an Allied Market Research report published Oct. 20 by Medgadget.

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  1. OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports adds 2 physicians

    Birmingham-based OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports added two fellowship-trained surgeons to its team, according to an October announcement.
  2. How Medtronic, Stryker, Johnson & Johnson's shares performed this week

    Here's how Medtronic, Stryker and Johnson & Johnson's shares have fluctuated over the last five days.
  3. U of Michigan hospital launches AR spine surgery system

    Metro Health in Wyoming, Mich., installed Augmedics' Xvision Spine System to offer augmented reality spine surgery, the system announced.
  4. Healthgrades' 100 best hospitals for spine surgery in 2021

    Healthgrades published its 2021 Specialty Excellence Awards on Oct. 20, which includes the top hospitals for spine surgery.
  1. 48% of joint replacement candidates delayed surgery during pandemic — 5 survey findings

    A U.S. survey has found that 48 percent of joint replacement candidates delayed treatment due to fears surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Medtronic DTM spinal cord stimulator shows success in relieving back pain

    Medtronic has released positive 12-month results from a clinical trial comparing its DTM spinal cord stimulation system to conventional spinal cord stimulation therapy with its Intellis system for the treatment of back pain.
  3. Dr. Edward Chang elected to National Academy of Medicine

    University of California San Francisco neurosurgeon Edward Chang, MD, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
  4. Rothman Orthopaedics - Florida hires Dr. Alfredo Arrojas

    Alfredo Arrojas, MD, is the latest orthopedic surgeon to join Rothman Orthopaedics - Florida as the Philadelphia-based practice prepares to begin seeing patients in the Sunshine State in January.
  5. Drs. John Keller, John Asghar & more: 7 spine surgeons debuting new technologies

    From robotic surgery to virtual reality and augmented reality, here are seven spine surgeons who have introduced new technologies at their practices in the past month:
  6. Healthgrades' 100 best hospitals for orthopedic surgery, 2021

    Healthgrades published its 2021 list of America's 100 Best Hospitals for orthopedic surgery, as well as its Specialty Excellence Awards across 16 service lines.
  7. EmergeOrtho-Triangle Region names new CEO

    Durham, N.C.-based EmergeOrtho-Triangle Region named Kenneth Overbey its new CEO, according to an Oct. 19 press release from the company.
  8. DARPA allocates $36M to spinal cord injury research

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded $36 million to a selection of universities, startups and nonprofits to advance research on spinal cord injury.
  9. SeaSpine, Implanet get green light for spinal deformity system

    Spine device companies SeaSpine and Implanet recently received FDA clearance for the Mariner Cap System, designed to address complex adult deformities.

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